The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1895

        BREATH FROM THE VELDT

      London: Henry Sotheran, 1895. First edition. With a great profusion of full-page plates, textual illustrations and fine full-page gravures. Folio, publisher&#146;s original white polished buckram over boards with pictorial decorations and titling on the upper cover and spine, t.e.g. x, 236 pp. Some foxing to the prelims, otherwise internally bright and clean, externally some wear and darkening to the cloth, sturdy, a very attractive copy. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION AND A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WORK BY MILLAIS. ONE OF THE BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF AFRICA. &#147;South Africa, with its attraction for the sportsman and the naturalist, has already given birth to so many books by abler pens than mine, that some apology seems necessary for the appearance of these pages. Let me say then at once that though they are occupied in the main with dissertation on, and adventures in pursuit of big game, I have endeavored as far as possible to avoid trespassing on the domain of the standard authorities on this subject. My object has been rather t o supplement from personal observation what is already known of such animals as I came across during a recent tour in South Africa; to present to the best of my ability a true picture of life in that country, whether of man, beat of bird; and to give the sportsmen of that period what help I can as a guide to the hunting grounds and how to work them to advantage.<br> My drawing will no doubt be disappointing to admirers of the grim and gory, who know the lion only as presented in picture-books, with mane trailing on the ground, claws extended, and mouth full of blood and foam. Exception too may be taken by the uninitiated to the fantastic attitudes of some of the birds and beasts here represented. But that I cannot help. I have drawn only what I have seen, and as I have seen it, and it is not my fault if my subjects declined to display themselves in the approved conventional form.&#148; From the Author&#146;s Preface.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Model Menagerie with Natural History Stories: A Novel Picture Book of Wild Animals

      Ernest Nister, E. F. Dutton, London and New York, Respectively 1895 - Book. Oblong 14 By 10 Inches. Undated, 1895. Pop-up book with with six pop-up panels, or pages in which a cage with animals behind pop up. Some soilage and shelfwear to boards, and a few chips to brittle paper inside. Text pages toned, as norm with paper stock. All pop-ups function properly, although not every one does so with mint crispness. Overall an attractive, very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE CHILDREN&#39;S TABLEAUX. A Novel Colour Book with Pictures Arranged as Tableaux

      London: Ernest Nister, Dutton and Co., 1895. Early Louis Wain pop out book with five three-demensional scenes full page pop out illustrations in full colour, first edition, also numerous black and white ilustrations to accompany text. Colour boards very good with just some general wear and rubbing, cloth spine intact with light rubbing. Internally complete, original patterned endpapers, text block firm, some superficial edge tears and occasional creases, light toning to paper, no inscriptions, one ink over print to one word "like a" otherwise no scribbles. A very good copy of this rare Louis Wain "picture book". . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Wain, Louis. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Progressive Johannesburg. Illustrated. A Retrospect of Eight Years Progress.

      Johannesburg, Henry Longland, 1895 - First Edition. Very good condition. Contents clean . Binding solid. Minimal edgewear. Beautiful decorated pictorial front cover with flowing script. Packed with contemporary photographs, for instance Commissioner Street before and after (first mining shacks, then respectable Victorian buildings). 140 pages including advertisements. A fascinating look at Joburg a mere eight years after its founding. Extremely rare, especially in this condition. Comments and questions welcome. Africana. Paperback. No dj. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Treasure House Books]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Combat du Chevalier d'Eon.

      Encre sur papier 1895 - - Encre sur papier Fin XIXème, 27 x 21 cm. - Dessin original à l'encre. Signature du cachet de la signature de l'artiste dans l'angle inférieur droit de l'oeuvre et signature du tampon du monogramme de l'artiste signature du cachet de l'atelier au verso. Mention manuscrite au dos, au crayon à papier, du titre, et de la date : 1895. Très bel état de conservation. Provenance : atelier de l'artiste, référencée au catalogue Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, né à Étrépagny en 1861 et mort à Paris en 1932, est un important peintre français. Il commence sa carrière aux côtés de peintres d'avant-garde tels que Vincent Van Gogh ou Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Avec Émile Bernard, il est l'inventeur du Cloisonnisme. De 1884 à 1893, Louis Anquetin ne cesse d'explorer les possibilités nouvelles offertes par la libération introduite par l'Impressionnisme dans la peinture française. A partir de 1893, à la suite d'une longue confrontation avec les « maîtres d'autrefois », il adopte un parti-pris pictural qui le mettra en marge du mouvement général de l'art, et l'éloignera de ses amis. Ébloui par l'art baroque et sa vigueur créatrice, il pense alors que ses amis de jeunesse se sont engagées dans une voie qui mènera à la mort de la peinture. Il croit en une « peinture parfaite » qui s'incarne dans le re-souvenir des leçons de Michel-Ange et de Rubens notamment. Son travail devient donc plus classique, il prône le retour au métier, en proposant de réfléchir sur les conditions a priori de toute forme d'art possible dans le respect des règles de la perspective et de l'anatomie, telles que pratiquées par les maîtres du XVIème et XVIIème siècle. Ne laissant que quelques oeuvres que l'on peut qualifier de monumentales, Anquetin s'avère prolifique par ses nombreuses études et esquisses, lui qui considérait que le dessin était « un moyen d'expression tout puissant », le fondement obligatoire de tous les arts plastiques. En travaillant volontairement à rebours de son époque, Louis Anquetin a rendu possible l'existence d'une figuration moderne originale. Par son obstination et sa passion de la peinture, il a en effet évité que ne soit totalement obturé le chemin de la grande tradition occidentale. On peut admirer ses oeuvres dans de nombreux et prestigieux musées comme le Musée d'Orsay ou Le Louvre à Paris, à San Francisco ou à Detroit, au Musée de l'Hermitage de Saint-Petersbourg, à la National Gallery et à la Tate de Londres, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        NELLE VIE. (Il piccolo spettacoli). Con XXI bozzetti all'acquaforte.

      Lib. Treves di P. Virano, Bologna 1895 - 17'2x12, frontis grab, 214p (incl. 1ª hoja blanca y frontis, leve óx.), 1h, 19 láms. grabs. (óx. en márgenes, conforme con el índice de ilustraciones). Hol. puntas tela-papel, tejuelos en lomo. "- Primera edición. Según Fernando Tempesti, este libro es una de las fuentes en las que se inspiró Collodi para su "Pinocchio", "una guía tanto rara como preciosa para todos los collodistas". Escenas de la vida popular florentina, con bellísimos grabs." 1895

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        FACTS AND FANCIES A METRICAL MELANGE

      CINCINNATI: THE ROBERT CLARK CO., 1895 INSCRIPTION ON FIRST END SHEET, COMPLIMENTS OF THE AUTHOR: TO A. W. WHELPLY,COVER AND SPINE VERY WORN, 3INCH TEAR IN SPINE, PAGES 123& 125 HAVE RAGGED EDGES, AUTHOR WAS A SURGEON FOR THE UNION IN THE CIVIL WAR, TEXT PAGES CLEAN

      [Bookseller: jerry w. lomax]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Black Riders and Other Lines.

      Boston Copeland and Day 1895 - 12mo. (iv), 76 pp. First edition. One of 50 copies printed in green ink on Japan vellum. Crane's second book, his first collection of poetry, and the first to be published under his name, is the subject of some bibliographical debate. Stallman cites broken type and an April 1896 advertisement in The Bookman to support his claim that this issue appeared on the heels of The Red Badge of Courage; Joe Kraus, in his bibliography of Copeland and Day, locates page proofs for this and the regular issue dated March, 1895. Spine shows some toning, paper spine label lightly soiled, small split to outer front hinge, else fine in cream paper covered boards. (Stallman 2b; Kraus 20a). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Poems.

      Fisher Unwin & Boston: Copeland and Day 1895 - FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, tissue-guard present, the title-page and cover designs are by H. G[ranville] F[ell], with the addition of the publisher&#146;s name &#145;Copeland and Day&#146; on the title-page and at the foot of the backstrip, pp. xii, 288, crown 8vo, original cream cloth with an overall gilt blocked design incorporating the lettering, backstrip darkened, with the head and tail chipped at usual, t.e.g., others untrimmed, good (Wade 16)

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Black Riders and other lines

      Copeland and Day, Boston, 1895 - Small 8vo An exceptional copy, preserved in specially made cloth dust-jacket and slipcase, spine lettered in gilt The author&#146;s second book, the first published under his own name. Original boards printed in black with floral design [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Poems.

      London: Elkin Mathews; Boston: Copeland & Day, 1895. - Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown. 8vo, original blue boards, black lettering. Title page vignette by H. P. Horne. Hayward 304; Kraus, Copeland & Day, 18. Edges just slightly rubbed; fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        One Hundred and Seventy Six Historic and Artistic Book-Bindings Dating

      1895 - (B00KBINDING). One Hundred and Seventy Six Historic and Artistic Book- Bindings Dating from the Fifteenth Century to the Present Time pictured by etchings artoypes and lithographs after the originals selected from the library of Robert Hoe. Dodd, Mead, N.Y. 1895. One of 200 copies. 2 vols. Folio, full brown morocco by Macdonald. 179 plates of bindings some in color. One hinge cracked partially on each volume. Some minor general wear, faint ownership stamp on titles and verso of a few plates. A major work on bookbinding.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Japanese Costume Before the Restoration, Photographed by K. Ogawa, Under Direction of Ko-yu-kai (Tokyo Fine Art School) - with Original Ribbon Tie

      K. Ogawa, Tokyo 1895 - (10 1/2 x 14 in - 26.5 35 cm), illustrated card covers, punched holes at three points along the left (spine) edge with ribbon tie, copyrighted 1893 by C. B. Woodward, St Louis, "manufactured" by National Chemigraph Co., St Louis, 1 page preface, 17 black and white halftone ("Chemigraph") plates. Each plate with a single image and descriptive title and a paragraph of information. The plates reproduce Kazumasa Ogawa photographs of Japanese dress from the Tempei period (620-808), the Fujiwara period (880-1150) and the Ashikaga period (1350-1550). The very high quality halftone images are printed on glossy medium thickness paper. The image areas vary but generally are 6 x 8 inches. At the lower right of each image an inscription reads "Chemigraph, patented March 21, 1893." ~ Condition. The book is in Very Good++ condition. Minor soiling on the covers. There is a 2 cm tear in the right margin of the title page. Internally clean and free of faults. The book has the original ribbon tie which is rarely seen. ~~ More information, to include digital pictures available on request. ~~ Bulky book and additional postage will apply for mailing outside the US.

      [Bookseller: George C. Baxley]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Picturesque Ceylon Vol III: Nuwara Eliya And Adam's Peak

      Sampson Low 1895 - Scarce. Black quarter leather boards with gilt lettering to front and spine. Boards are marked and generally grubby. Corners are bumped, board edges worn. Spine has been restored with what was left of the original spine relaid. a.e.g. Bookplate. Previous owner's mark. Textblock has one or two grubby marks but is mostly clean. 85 pp. 34 plates. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 1722g. (YBP Ref: 3433/48 15c) Size: 4to - over 9 3/4" - 12" Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: YattonBookShop]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Notre-Dame de Paris / Illustré par Bieler, Rossi et Myrbach

      - EDICION LIMITADA Y NUMERADA.- Londres: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, et Rivington Editeur (Imp. en Cambridge, U.S.A., Univ. Press. John Wilson and Son), [s.a., ca. 1895].- 2 Tomos (1 h., 354 p.; 1 h., 420 p.): con ilustraciones en negro y finas láminas a todo color; 4º (23,5 cm.); esmerada impresión sobre papel Japón, sin tonsurar, conservando todas sus barbas; portada a dos tintas, amplios márgenes; texto en francés; Enc. en rústica original.- EDICION DE 25 EJEMPLARES NUMERADOS EN PAPEL JAPON, SIENDO ESTE EL Nº 6. Se hizo además una tirada de 250 ejemplares en papel satinado. Las cubiertas ligeramente fatigadas y la última hoja en blanco del tomo 1º con unas pequeñas manchas de óxido, por lo demás en magnífico estado RARISIMA Y BELLISIMA EDICION DE BIBLIOFILO. Livre en français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        LETTERS FROM ROBERT BROWNING TO VARIOUS CORRESPONDENTS (2 Volumes Complete)

      London: Privately Printed. Good. 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Complete 2 volume set. Binding signed by Riviere & Son. Full brown moroccan leather bound covers with 5 raised bands have wear to extremities. Boards and spine are straight. Only one board is still attached. Of the 3 detached covers, 2 are present. Lovely dentelles of 1/2". Bindings are tight. Pages bright, clean and in very good condition. Contains Browning&#39;s correspondence to: Miss Sarah Flower, John Macready, Mr. Christopher Dowson, Mr. Richard Henry Horne, Mr. Edward Moxon, Mr. Dante G. Rosetti, Mr. Eneas S. Dalls, Mr. W. G. Kingsland, Rev. Alexander B. Grosart, Mr. John H. Ingram, To a Lady Correspondent, Mr. Edmond Gosse, Mr. H. Buxton Forman, Mr. George Barnett Smith, Dr. F. J. Furnivall (numerous) , Mr. Thomas J. Wise, Mr. Walter B. Slater. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Jungle Book & The Second Jungle Book

      London: Macmillan, 1894 & 1895 - Fine copies of both volumes of Kipling's The Jungle Book, the second volume in the rare dust jacket First edition. 2 vols., 8vo. With decorations by J. Lockwood Kipling. Blue gilt-pictorial cloth. Fine, bright copies, the second volume in the RARE PICTORIAL DUST-JACKET, with one-inch chip from top and bottom of spine, piece missing from upper inner corner of front panel which is detached from spine. RARE THUS. Grolier/Kipling 185 & 197; Stewart 123 & 132; Richards A76 & A85 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Le Disciple Aime

      Paul Ollendorff, Editeur, Paris 1895 - First Edition. 12mo., 337pp. Copy No. 6 of 10 copies printed on "papier de Hollande", bound in brown padded leather with marbled paper endpapers. PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED, to "A mon cher ami George Hall 1884 - mai 1895. Abel Hermant" Light wear at top and bottom edge of the spine, some scattered small brown spots on the covers. The back cover has an approximate 1 inch area of indentations in the soft leather. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Colebrook Book Barn ABAA]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Red Badge of Courage. An Episode of the American Civil War.

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1895 - Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine and coverin red, black, and gold, yellow top-stain, brown endpapers. With the restored dust jacket. In a red quarter morocco and cloth solander case with chemise. A very bright, crisp copy with a little tanning at the spine associated with some wear to the dust jacket., an excellent copy in the rubbed and creased dust jacket which has been professionally restored. Bookplate of Carroll Atwood Wilson. First edition, first printing, first issue; exceptionally rare in the dust jacket. The Red Badge of Courage is considered one of the most influential works in American literature. The novel, a depiction of the cruelty of the American Civil War, features a young recruit who overcomes initial fears to become a hero on the battlefield. The book made Crane an international success. Although he was born after the war and had not at the time experienced battle firsthand, the novel is considered an example of American Naturalism. The story was successfully filmed in 1951, with war hero turned actor Audie Murphy in the starring role. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        CAPTAIN ANTIFER

      1895 - With Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1895. Original pictorial blue-grey cloth, all edges gilt. First British Edition, and possibly the first hardbound edition in English, of this tale of buried treasure.~Captain Antifer's father had befriended an Egyptian prisoner at Jaffa, Kamylk Pasha, and many years after he received a mysterious document naming latitude 24 degrees 59 minutes north, and saying that the longitude would follow later. It never did; but Antifer succeeded in discovering it, and had a series of most exciting adventures in searching for the wealth which was to be found on the spot indicated. [The Publishers' Circular, quoted in T&M]~Antifer's efforts to find the islet's longitude, complicated by treachery and demands of marriage, take him to the Gulf of Oman, the Gulf of Guinea, and even north of Norway. The pictorial front cover shows the pinioned and gagged Tyrcomel, on the back of whose left shoulder is tattooed the long-sought direction.~Following serialization in Boy's Own, Fenno of New York published a wrappered edition of CAPTAIN ANTIFER in June 1895 -- the first edition in the English language. Both Fenno and Sampson Low (as here) published cloth-bound editions in November 1895 (precedence uncertain, but the Sampson Low edition is of considerably higher quality).~This copy is in blue-grey cloth; we have also had light green (no priority). It is in very good to near-fine condition (spine slightly darkened, front endpaper badly cracked, but nonetheless quite attractive). Taves & Michaluk V042. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The King in Yellow

      Chicago & New York: F. Tennyson Neely, 1895. First Edition, first issue binding. 12mo. [ii], 316, [1, ad (verso blank)] pp. Green cloth titled in brown, upper board with lizard design, t.e.g. Slightest traces of rubbing at foot. Fine, fresh copy. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 396; Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 49; Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 59; Tymn (ed), Horror Literature pp. 3-49; Bleiler (1978), p. 41; Wright (III) 972 . A cornerstone of modern horror and fantasy and a book that has fascinated authors from H.P. Lovecraft to James Blish. Chambers (1865-1933) was a prolific and perennially popular author of historical romances set in France during the Franco-Prussian War and in rural New York during the American Revolution. Profoundly influential, and effectively his only contribution to the genre. Bleiler has called this book "One of the most important works of supernatural horror between Edgar Allan Poe and modern horror fiction"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The True Story Of The Chevalier D'Eon His Experiences And His Metamorphoses In France Russia Germany And England Told With The Aid Of State & Secret Papers By Ernest Alfred Vizetelly

      Tylston and Edwards and APMarsden, London 1895 - Large 8vo, pp. 358. 8pp. advertisements bound in at rear. Original red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on front panel and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Printed on Van Gelder's royal 8vo. Boards a little rubbed and scuffed, spine sunned, bookplate to front pastedown, offsetting and browning to endpapers, offsetting to pages facing plates, foxing to frontispiece. Pages facing plates aside, inner contents clean and bright. Colour frontispiece, 16 engraved illustrations, including four in colour of the Chevalier(e) him/herself. First edition, no. 23 of the large paper edition, of which there were 100 copies. There were a further 500 copies of the small paper edition. Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée d'Eon de Beaumont [1728-1810] was an eighteenth-century diplomat, soldier, spy, and transvestite -- the earliest known transvestite to have lived openly in British society. He gave his name to Eonism, a now more or less defunct psychological term, coined by Havelock Ellis, and used to describe a man who adopts female dress and behaviour, and to the Beaumont Society, which gives advice on transgender issues. In 2011 a portrait of Chevalier d'Eon surfaced, painted in 1792 by Thomas Stewart, showing the subject wearing a dress, a feathered hat, and about two days of stubble. The painting has been bought by the National Portrait Gallery in London. D'Eon joined the secret service of Louis XV in 1755, and was posted to London as a spy in 1763. He fell out with the French ambassador, Guerchy, and when appeals for support were ignored by the king, he published several secret documents in an ill-advised attempt to apply pressure. Instead, he found himself the subject of a libel suit from Guerchy, and when found guilty, he fled the country dressed as a woman. This mode of attire seemed to calm him down, and when Louis XVI came to the throne he agreed to restore D'Eon's pension on condition he made his transvestism permanent. D'Eon agreed, and when he returned to Britain in 1785 it was as a Chevalière. There, he continued to pursue his love of boxing and fencing, but always while wearing a dress. (There is an excellent illustration of Mademoiselle d'Eon engaged in fisticuffs with the Prince of Wales at p. 316 of this volume). There has been more than one biography of d'Eon, but this is the most informative, the best written, and easily the most sumptuously produced, featuring many illustrations of its subject, some in colour, and both in and out of his preferred attire. Very scarce -- especially, as here, in the large paper edition.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Red Republic [promotional poster].

      G. P. Putnam's, [New York 1895 - An illustrated poster printed in red, green and black, signed in the image by R. W. Chambers. 15-3/4 x 12 inches. Fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey H. Marks, Rare Books, ABAA]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The King In Yellow

      Neely 1895 - .Small hardcover, decorated boards, vg+ with some wear to ends of spine; black and white frontispiece protected by tissue which has a small tear near the center of the binding side (frontispiece is fine); I believe that this is the fourth edition (despite Wikipedia stating that it is the first). . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Terry Nudds]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE EARLY GERMANS OF NEW JERSEY. THEIR HISTORY, CHURCHES AND GENEALOGIES.

      Dover Printing, Dover, N. J 1895 - Genealogy; German Settlers; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xiii, 667 pages; The Early Germans of New Jersey. Their History, Churches and Genealogies. By Theodore Frelinghuysen Chambers. With Maps and Illustrations. 3 maps 61 pls. Howes C274. Scarce, Worldcat locates 3 copies. Publishers brown cloth boards worn and stained, hinges frayed, front end paper with marginal chipping, contents fresh and clean [vg]. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: poor man's books (mrbooks)]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        In The Quarter,

      Chatto & Windus, London 1895 - First English edition. 12mo. Original brown cloth blocked in gray and black. Top edge gilt. 314pp. followed by a 6 page publisher's catalogue. Lacks ffep, cloth has a couple of small bubbles, else this is a very good to near fine copy. The first edition was published in the United States in 1893. Author's first book. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Gurneys of Earlham

      London: George Allen, 1895 - An unsigned amateur binding in the style of the Doves Bindery (BINDING, ENGLISH) 2 vols., 8vo. Illustrated. x, 343, [1]; viii, 352 pp. Bound in full brown morocco in Doves Bindery style, flat spine sewn on five cords, heavily stamped in gilt floral designs, with green and citron onlays, title, author, volume number and date on upper covers, a.e.g. Edges worn, spine faded, half title and frontispiece loose in vol. II. Morocco book label [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Napoléon raconté par l'image. D'après les sculpteurs, les graveurs et les peintres.

      Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris 1895 - In 4°( 22,5 x 31); - Pagine (4), IV, 500. Una tra le più ricche iconografie Napoleoniche, centinaia di immagini correlate all'epopea di Napoleone. 22 Tavole a piena pagina tra cromolitografie e incisioni. Lussuosa legatura in piena pelle lavorata, colorata e dorata con le insegne di Napoleone, Imperatore, tutti i tagli sono dorati a specchio. Stato di perfetto.

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Illustrated Limited Edition of the Works of Honoré de Balzac Comprising: Harlot's Progress Vols. I & II, Marriage Settlement, Cousin Betty, Lilly of the Valley, Beatrix, Father's Curse, Middle Classes, Modeste Mignon, Seraphita, The Thirteen, Catherine de Medici, At the Sign of the Cat and Racket, Quest of the Absolute, Princess's Secrets, Gondreville Mystery, A Distinguished Provincial at Paris, The Jealousies of a Country Town, The Peasantry, The Chouans, The Wild Ass's Skin, The Seamy Side of History, Daughter of Eve, The Member For Arcis, The Unconscious Mummers, The Unknown Masterpiece, Pierrette and The Abbe Birotteau, Cousin Pons, A Woman of Thirty, Eugenie Grandet, Lost Illusions, The Country Parson, The Country Doctor, Parisians in

      Published by J. M. Dent & Co, Aldine House, Bedford Street, London -1898. 34 Volumes. London 1895-1898. - The scarce Illustrated Limited Edition for sale in England. Uniform matching hard back binding in publisher's original bottle green cloth covers, gilt title, author lettering and elaborate symmetrical gilt design to the spines, gilt name to the upper panels, top edges gilt. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. 204 full-page tissue-guarded monochrome etchings throughout the set. This Edition is limited to 50 copies for England of which this set, in black fountain, is copy No. 40. Some volumes have off-setting to the end papers, spines are not faded, however, 3 volumes are a little dull to the spines, without any foxing, the paper being clean and fresh, bindings sound and square, overall a very attractive and impressive library. Member of the P.B.F.A. NINETEENTH CENTURY [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Men of Mark &#39;Twixt Tyne and Tweed. 3 Volume Set

      London: Walter Scott, Ltd. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. TEG. Spines faded. Pink discolouration to front pastedown and lower edge of Vol II, perhaps due to water damage, but contents unaffected. Light rubbing to boards. Some off-setting from frontis in Vol 1. 1895. First Edition. Red hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 680pp; 648pp; 690pp + list of subscribers. Frontis b/w photograph and line drawings. 400 copies printed. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 30.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Poems (Inscribed by the American publisher Fred Holland Day)

      T.Fisher Unwin and Copeland and Day, London and Boston 1895 - A charming book with the tissue guard protecting the illustrated title page. Bound in finely woven linen cloth and sumptuously gilded on the front and the rear boards, depicting a winged warrior standing on a writhing serpent with splendid Art Nouveau floral designs on either side of him. The panels are signed by the artist: "HGF" (H. Granville Fell) in a gilded square. The heavily gilded spine is darkened and frayed at the top and bottom of the spine ends. The top edges are gilded as well. Very clean and tight throughout. The front endpaper is lacking, and the half-title page is inscribed by Fred Holland Day: "To one who loves these better than their publisher (which is cryptical if not symbolical) FHD (monogram encircled) May 1904." The English issue consisted of 750 copies, and it is likely this issue had about the same, though the total number is not mentioned in Wade (#16). The Copeland and Day slug appears on the title page; it is also gilded at the bottom of the spine. Fred Holland Day (Boston, 1864 to 1933) was an American photographer and publisher. He was among the first in America to advocate that photography should be considered a fine art.Day spent much time among poor immigrant children in Boston, tutoring them in reading and mentoring them. One in particular, the 13-year-old Lebanese immigrant Kahlil Gibran, went on to fame as the author of The Prophet.Day co-founded and self-financed the publishing firm of Copeland and Day, which from 1893 through 1899 published about a hundred titles. The firm was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement and William Morris's Kelmscott Press. The firm was the American publisher of Oscar Wilde's Salomé, illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley; The Yellow Book periodical, also illustrated by Beardsley; and The Black Riders and Other Lines by Stephen Crane. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        PEEPS INTO FAIRYLAND [written as Fairy Land on cover]. A Panorama Picture Book of Fairy Stories with an Introduction by F.E. Weatherly

      London: Nister No.633, 1895 approx). Hardcover. Good. Pop ups (6) operated by linen slips with stories by E. Nesbit et al. Oblong quarto cloth spined pictorial boards (newer? rose cloth spine/tips & edges worn/some marks to covers) [26]pages. Lacks free endpapers and recased, a few gutters to text pages with old tape removal marks. One smaller figure renewed (this figure seems often to be missing as it has very slender legs) One old tape repair to frame of snow scene. Slight marks/fingerings to text-page margins, some behind the scenes spacers renewed. *A large book with pop-ups that are highly detailed and very pretty. Quayle considers this title to be one of Nister&#39;s finest pop-ups (MONTANARO 219).

      [Bookseller: Abbey Antiquarian Books]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Brilliants: A Setting of Humorous Poetry in Brillant Types

      New York: De Vinne Press, 1895. 96pp. Second issue. Inscribed and dated March 7, 1907 by the publisher and famous American printer Theodore Low De Vinne, to Harold A. Holmes. Delicate head and tail-pieces and initials printed in red accompany "the beautiful 4-point Brilliant type made by Miller and Richard of Edinburgh" showcased in this work. Bradbury quotes Ruth Adomeit as calling it "one of the most sought after miniature books because of its typographical beauty," and states that "a strong argument can be made that this is the first American private press miniature book." An important and finely produced masterpiece, made even more attractive by the concise history of miniature books written in the preface by De Vinne, which is considered by Spielmann to be one of the best ever written. Very light rubbing to extremities, else fine in full morocco with an elaborate gilt design of intertwining vines on both covers. A.e.g. (Spielmann 117; Bondy, p. 98; Bradbury p. 216; Bromer/Edison p. 47). (2 1/4 by 15/8; 57x40mm).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Liberal Magazine

      1941 - London - The Liberal Publication Department 1895 - A large collection ofperiodical for the use of Liberal speakers and canvassers, encompassing all volumes between 1895 (forming a Political Record for the year 1894) and 1941, excepting 1896-1901 and 1907. In fourty volumes. With a decorative title to each magazine and ablack and white photograph of amemorial statueto Mr. Gladstone in Westminster Abbey byThomasBrock, R. A. to frontispiece of 1903 volume. The periodical includes the diary of the month, tables of facts, notes and figures,articles, bills of session, points from speeches, Government Blue Books and returns and announcements. With the announcement and tribute to George V to1936 volume. The Liberal Party was one of the two majorpolitical parties of the United Kingdom during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was the third largest political party throughout the latter half of the 20th century. The party moved towards social liberalism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and came to be seen as being on the centre-left of British politics. Augustine Birrell PC, KC (19 January 1850- 20 November 1933) was an English politician, barrister, academic and author. He was Chief Secretary for Ireland from 1907 to 1916, resigning in the immediate aftermath of the Easter Rising. With previous owner's ink inscription tofront free endpaper of 1895 volume. Condition: First two volumes in a cloth binding, all other volumes in quarter morocco bindings with cloth covered boards, most with gilt lettering. Externally, generally sound with bumping and wear to extremities and marks to boards of some volumes. With staining to half the volumes, more heavily to approximately ten volumes. With water damage causing warping to boards and text block to approximately seven volumes. Rear clothtorn and lifting to 1918 volume. Slight loss to spine to three volumes. Joints strained to two volumes. Aboutfour hinges tender, five hinges strained and four slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound with straining to some volumes. Generally bright with slight scattered spotting to some volumes, and foxing to endpapers of most volumes. With a closed tear to front free endpaperto 1902 volume. Five volumes (1904-6, 1914, 1916)are ex-library copies from Newport public librarywith bookplates to front pastesdowns and ink stamps to endpapers and some pages. With one previous owner's label to front pastedown also to one volume. With ink stemp from East Dorest Liberal Association to 1919 volume, and the Liberal Registration Office to1920 volume. With some cracking and loss to spine of 1916 volume with ink inscription in gold filling in missing lettering. Overall: GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        LE PORTRAIT DE DORIAN GRAY

      ALBERT SAVINE 1895 - R260111925: 316 pages. Dos cuir noir, titres et filets dorés. Papier vert et noir. Bords, coins et plats frottés. Epidermures. Légère humidité sur quelques bords de page. Manque sur une page, altérant la lecture de quelques mots. Edition originale de la première traduction française. Reliure signée " Club Bordelais". In-12 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos frotté. Déchirures Classification Dewey : 820-Littératures anglaise et anglo-saxonne [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Outing Magazine: Volumes 21-25 (October 1892 -- March 1895)

      The Outing Company Limited, New York 1895 - Five bound volumes. Quartos. Three-quarter morocco with textured maroon boards, raised bands, and gilt spine lettering. About near fine, with rubbing at the extremities and some offsetting to the endpapers. The bound volumes contain 30 issues of this sporting magazine which began publication in 1882 as the *Wheelman* before changing its name to *Outing and the Wheelman: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine of Recreation*, then simply *Outing* until it ceased publication in 1923. The magazine published a range of fiction and nonfiction related to the sporting life, covering many popular activities of the day such as hunting, fishing, equestrian, and boating, as well as emerging sports such as ice hockey, football, and aeronautics, often with accompanying photographs and illustrations. These volumes are no different with scores of vintage photographs of late 19th Century football teams and three early illustrations from Frederic Remington. Football in particular was rapidly gaining popularity at colleges across the country despite -- or perhaps because of -- its violent nature. Included within these pages are more than half a dozen articles by Walter Camp, the father of American football. While most feature the Ivy League teams of Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and others, one article focuses solely on West Coast teams including Stanford and the University of California. An interesting window into American sporting life at the turn of the century and the early development of football. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        BREATH FROM THE VELDT

      London Henry Sotheran 1895 - First edition. With a great profusion of full-page plates, textual illustrations and fine full-page gravures. Folio, publisher&#146;s original white polished buckram over boards with pictorial decorations and titling on the upper cover and spine, t.e.g. x, 236 pp. Some foxing to the prelims, otherwise internally bright and clean, externally some wear and darkening to the cloth, sturdy, a very attractive copy. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION AND A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WORK BY MILLAIS. ONE OF THE BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF AFRICA. "South Africa, with its attraction for the sportsman and the naturalist, has already given birth to so many books by abler pens than mine, that some apology seems necessary for the appearance of these pages. Let me say then at once that though they are occupied in the main with dissertation on, and adventures in pursuit of big game, I have endeavored as far as possible to avoid trespassing on the domain of the standard authorities on this subject. My object has been rather t o supplement from personal observation what is already known of such animals as I came across during a recent tour in South Africa; to present to the best of my ability a true picture of life in that country, whether of man, beat of bird; and to give the sportsmen of that period what help I can as a guide to the hunting grounds and how to work them to advantage. My drawing will no doubt be disappointing to admirers of the grim and gory, who know the lion only as presented in picture-books, with mane trailing on the ground, claws extended, and mouth full of blood and foam. Exception too may be taken by the uninitiated to the fantastic attitudes of some of the birds and beasts here represented. But that I cannot help. I have drawn only what I have seen, and as I have seen it, and it is not my fault if my subjects declined to display themselves in the approved conventional form." From the Author&#146;s Preface. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Book-Hunter in London : Historical and other Studies of Collectors and Collecting. ; The Book-Hunter in Paris : Studies among the Bookstalls and the Quays. [bookhunter]

      London : Elliot Stock, 1895 ; 1893. - [1st edition], 334 pp. (The Book-Hunter in London) ; [1st English edition], xxv, 232 pp. 31 cm. (The Book-Hunter in Paris) ; both volumes heavily illustrated ; OCLC: 317856824 ; OCLC: 256180 ; FINE copies of each of the two most important historical surveys of books, booksellers and book-collectors in London and Paris, both in the rare large-paper editions, uniformly bound by Tolbert in half-leather and marbled papers in brown, yellow and gold ; original, untrimmed edges preserved ; the origin al black and red prospectus for The Book-Hunter in Paris bound in ; the original publisher's boards included ; quoting from The Book-Hunter in Paris : ".these vocal days, when there are books about almost everything under the sun, no one need wond er that so quaint a fraternity as the stall-keepers on the quays of the Seine should have a volume all to themselves. They have a place in French history, these men; their trade, which by the beginning of the seventeenth century had learnt to cluster round the Pont Neuf, has traveled through vicissitudes peculiar to itself, and survived revolutions destructive of interests vaster than its own; these humble vendors of old books have been proclaimed as nuisances, obstructing the highway, denounced as receivers of stolen goods, and informed against as cheapeners of the well-housed stock of the authorized booksellers who kept shop, and paid rent, rates, and taxes. M. Uzanne makes us acquainted with the precise terms of royal edicts and decrees leveled at the heads of these open-air traders, who, however,as was indeed befitting, seem usually to have had friends at Court, who managed to prevent such an administration of the law as must have exterminated the whole tribe." ; Selected chapters: The Stall-keepers of To-day. Characters and oddities -- No prevalent type - The shoeblack as bookseller - Chevalier -- Corroenne -- Vaisset -- Gallandre -- Rigault and the Revue des Buloz -- Antoine Laporte -- Humel -- Jacques -- Chanmoru -- His projects for the reform cf the bookstalls--His notices to customers and others--A reminiscence of the siege of Paris--Jean Frollo on Chanmoru--A new way of beginning -- A find and a bargain--Schanne on another new departure -- Ferroud -- Rosselin -- The dealer in spectacles -- Tisserand -- Book-hunters and Book-huntresses. Characters and faces -- The chase is the image of war -- The passion in different forms -- Delights of book-hunting -- -The scarcity of bargains, and the reason why - - The art of dressing a stall -- Certain books for certain classes -- The book-huntress -- -Learned ladies -- The student -- Gausseron's experience -- The woman of fashion never goes book-hunting -- The priests -- The casuals -- The wealthy collecto r -- Hunting by catalogue -- Amddde Pommier -- Some noted book-lovers -- Hippolyte Rigault on the love of books -- Bibliophile Jacob as described by Du Seigneur -- His store-room -- Pere Rembrandt -- Fillet's enormous library -- Boulard's 300,00 0 books -- General Pittid -- Chantelauze -- Champfleury -- Feuillet de Conches -- Michel Chasles -- Captier -- Xavier Marmier -- His will -- Anatole France -- Fontaine -- Comte de Toustain -- Mouton- Duvernet -- Delzant and his books on happ iness -- Du Desert -- Making up sets -- Droz and the Templars -- Humbert -- Huysmans -- A batch of book-hunters -- Grand-Carteret -- Demand for specimens of good printing -- Dr. Nicholas -- Chineurs -- Guffroy -- Morel, otherwise Chipo teau -- The humbler book-hunters -- The Book-stealers. Notes and observations -- The lowest depths of thieving -- Breaking into the boxes -- Thefts in the daytime -- Robbery made easy -- The thief's devices -- A conspiracy among the book-binders -- Jules Levy's mistake -- The ' incomplete copy' swindle -- People who require watching -- The Physiology of the Bookstall-keeper. His origin and his career -- The old class of stall-keepers -- The introduction of the fixed boxes etc.; FINE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Joseph Valles - Books]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Revista Azul. El domingo de "El partido Liberal" (Revista semanal que aparece todos los domingos). TOMO IV (18 Revistas).

      Administración de LA REVISTA AZUL y del PARTIDO LIBERAL, México. 1895 - Revista Azul. El domingo de "El partido Liberal" (Revista semanal que aparece todos los domingos). TOMO IV (18 Revistas). México , del 3 de Noviembre de 1895 (N° 1) al 26 de Abril de 1896 (N° 26), Administración de LA REVISTA AZUL y del PARTIDO LIBERAL, 1895-1896. Características: Pasta dura en cartoné con media tela editorial . En muy buen estado. Ligeramente desgastada de las orillas pero es insignificante esto. En realidad está en excelentes condiciones en todos los sentidos. Está limpio de los cantos y las hojas se encuentran en excelente estado (tendrá tal vez como detalles en algunas páginas el acostumbrado amarillo característico del papel después de más de 116 años, nada significativo). Difícilmente uno puede ver un material en este estado. Contiene 414 páginas. Los materiales tan diversos de esta emblemática revista del siglo XIX Mexicano están separados en dísticos y encierran una manufactura magistral. Esta es quizás la revista más representativa de la cultura literaria de la época mexicana. Es decir, que es la revista que marca la pauta a todas las demás revistas de la época. Su riqueza en términos de los autores que escribieron en ella es sorprendente, en ella escriben los escritores más reconocidos que definieron el México literario. Esta revista está a la altura y nivel de "La Revista Moderna" (otra publicación de gran valor en México). Podemos mencionar entre los escritores que participaron en este semanario a: El duque de Job., Carlos Díaz Dufoo, Luis G. Urbina, José Juan Tablada, Balbino Dávalos, Jesús Urueta, E. y J. De Goncourt, Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera, Micrós, Campoamor, Federico Gamboa, Petit Bleu, Joaquín Arcadio Pagaza, Alfonso Daudet, Doctor Manuel Flores, Federico Balart, José María Heredia, José M. Bustillos, Condesa D Armiges, R. de Zayas Enríquez, Teodoro de Banville, H. A. Taine, Jesús Urueta, Paul Deroulede, Juan de Dios Peza, Daniel Eyssette, Jesús E. Valenzuela, Balbino Dávila, Carlos Pío Uhrbach, Juan B. Delgado, Juan Richepin, Joaquín Trejo, P. Bourget, Teofilo Gauthier, Rubén Darío, Francisco M. de Olaguíbel, Salvador Rueda, Ricardo Fernández Guardia (Costarricence), José Peón Del Valle, Luis G. Ortiz, H. de Balzac, P. Bourget, E. Zola, Leconte de LIsle, Aureliano Scholl, Julián del Casal, J. A. Castillón, J. Ortega Munilla, José María de Heredia, Justo Sierra, Georges Courtelines, José de Echegaray, Luis Gonzaga Ortiz, Francisco Coppée, Emilio Rabasa, Eduardo E. Zárate, Pierre Loti, Francisco García Cisneros, Jules Lemaitre, Balbino Dávalos, R. de Zayas Enríquez, N. Bolet Peraza, Fernangrana, G, Gostkowski, Juan Luis Estelrich, Adalberto A. Esteva, Carmen Romero Rubio de Díaz, Charles Baudelaire, Laura Méndez de Cuenca, Catulle Mendés, Julián de Casal, Iván Turgueneff, Ismael Enrique Arciniegas (Colombiano), Juan Reibrach, Guillermo Prieto, , Jacinto Pallares, Eugene Chavette, Leconte de Lisle, Manuiel Larrañaga Portugal, J. A. Pérez Bonalde, Emilio Bergerat, Luis M. Urbaneja Achelpohl, Laura Méndez de Cuenca, Luis del Toro, Amado Nervo, José Gil Fortoul, Ernesto Renán, Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo (traduciendo a Andrés Chenier), Julio Lemaitre, Manuel José Othón, José M. Ochoa, Calixto Oyuela, José Martí, G. Núñez de Arce, Eduardo A. Gibbon, Carlos López, Monaguillo, Miguel Eduardo Prado, Francisco García Cisneros, Eloy G. González (venezolano), Max Nordau, José Peón del Valle, Doctor Rugby (americano), Hugues Rebell, Salvador Gutiérrez Nájera, Telesforo García, Numa P. Llona, Darío Herrera (colombiano), Luis González Obregón, Santiago Sierra, Raoul de Reyrols, N. Bolet Peraza, Clemente Palma (peruano), Pedro César Dominici (Venezolano), Manuel del Palacio, Laura Méndez de Cuenca, Camilo Flammarión, Juan B. Delgado, R. Alba, Rafael Delgado, Enrique Fernández Granados, Tourgeneff, F. Rivas Frade, Monaguillo, Teodoro Llorente, Paul Arene, León Tosltoi, G. Gostkowski, Manuel Caballero, Abraham Z. López Penha, Francisco G. Cosme, José A. Silva, Leonel Cladel, Augusto de Armas, Julián del Casal, A

      [Bookseller: Carlos Héctor García Toscano]
 39.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        [Photograph Album]: 40 Color and Black and White Photos of France, Germany, Turkey, and Russia

      [circa 1895]. Oblong folio. [50]pp. Half morocco with gilt cloth, raised bands, marbled endpapers, and stiff paper pages with gilt edges. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, and pocket, moderate rubbing at the extremities, and with a discreet library stamp at the outer edge of most photos, very good or better. A photo album of 40 large and remarkably fresh, professional travel images of France, Germany, Turkey, and Russia from the early 1890s, with most measuring between 6.5" x 9" and 9" x 11.5". The first 26 pages feature black and white photos of many of the traditional sites of Paris (the Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, and others), along with the Strasbourg Cathedral, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, a group of Sufi Dervishes, and various Turkish men and women. But most striking are the remaining 15 large and meticulous hand-colored photos. They depict in vibrant colors scenes in Munich; St. Petersburg, including St. Basil&#39;s Cathedral and the Kremlin; and Istanbul, including its skyline, an Arab merchant, a Turkish Imam, and multiple crowd scenes. A travel album of particularly large and bright photos. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 40.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        THE BODY-SNATCHER

      1895 - Illustrated. New York: The Merriam Company, n.d. [1895]. 3 pp undated ads. Original violet cloth decorated in dark violet. First Edition, issued a volume in Merriam's "Violet Series." This is Stevenson's famous tale about the anatomist "K---" and his need for cadavres (based undoubtedly upon the career of Robert Knox, 1793-1862). RLS actually wrote this tale in mid-1881, to be part of a collection of supernatural tales which he referred to as "creepers"; he never completed the project, but a few of the tales remain. Ironically this grisly tale's first appearance was in the Pall Mall Gazette's 1884 Christmas Extra (substituted at the last moment for a briefer RLS tale, in order to fulfill a commitment of sufficient length). It is equally ironic that such a story would first appear in book form in this cute little violet volume decorated with flowers.~This is a remarkably fine copy, unusually free of soil or wear (the lettering on the spine is slightly faded as always); there is no bubbling of the cloth, which is atypical for this book. THE BODY-SNATCHER has become quite a scarce book in fine condition. Beinecke 608. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        [Broadside]: Coming Soon! Parsons & Pool&#39;s Original Uncle Tom&#39;s Cabin and Tennessee Jubilee Singers. The Only Company on the Road to-day presenting the old-time manuscript version of Uncle Tom&#39;s Cabin

      Prov[idence], R.I.: Whatcheer Print. [circa 1895?]. Tall broadside printed on purple paper. Illustrated with a composite wood engraving of scenes from the play. 9.25" x 23". A couple of tiny nicks and holes, near fine. A broadside advertising the dramatic production of Uncle Tom&#39;s Cabin by Parsons & Pool&#39;s Famous Ideal Uncle Tom&#39;s Cabin Company and Tennessee Jubilee Singers. Dramatic and musical versions of Harriet Beecher Stowe&#39;s Uncle Tom&#39;s Cabin were produced almost immediately upon publication of the novel in 1852 and, like the book, became an instant success with the public, propelling the book&#39;s sales to even greater heights. These numerous "Tom Shows," as they became known, continued to be produced for more than 50 years after the book&#39;s release.Little seems to be known about the Parsons & Pool version of Uncle Tom&#39;s Cabin aside from some indications the company toured between 1893-1895, in the New England and Mid-Atlantic area. Accompanying the production were the Tennessee Jubilee Singers. The name suggests they may have be related to the African-Americans singing group The Fisk Jubilee Singers from Fisk University that brought jubilee singing into prominence but perhaps more likely the group was assembled for this particular production and given a similarly sounding name to attract customers. Whether they performed during the production or in support of it is not clear. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 42.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.